2014 Infiniti Q50 Makes National Debut At The 2013 Canadian International Auto
-The first model reflecting Infiniti nomenclature presents world's first
technologies and new benchmark for luxury sedans -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, along with the help of artists
from Cirque du Soleil® Special Events, Infiniti took the wraps off the
all-new Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at the Canadian International Auto
Show (CIAS) in Toronto. The first vehicle to bear Infiniti's new nomenclature,
the Q50 crystalizes the brand's future design, performance and technology
"The new nomenclature reflects Infiniti's desire for clarity and cohesiveness,
as we embark on ambitious growth plans, including significant expansion of our
portfolio," said Wendy Durward, Director of Infiniti Canada. "The all-new Q50
offers world's first technologies intended to enhance driving experience, and
sets the brand's course for further advancements in design and performance."
Two new world's first production performance technologies make their debuts in
the Q50 - Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology and Active Lane
Control. The new steering system allows advanced control of the Q50's tire
angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver's intentions to the wheels
faster than a mechanical system. The Infiniti Q50 is available with a choice
of a refined 328-horsepower 3.7-litre V6 or new Q50 Hybrid featuring
Infiniti's Direct Response Hybrid System™ with Intelligent Dual Clutch
Control Both are available in rear-wheel or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
"Infiniti continues to push the boundaries of design creativity in the premium
segment and with the new Q50 we take another great leap in terms of
proportion, Infiniti-ness and premium quality," said Taro Ueda, Vice
President, Nissan Design America (NDA). "The new design language comes mainly
from the Infiniti Trilogy concept cars. A more dynamic, sporty appearance, an
unmistakable character to the front end and an energetic profile are exterior
highlights. Inside, hospitality and a seamless connection to information
resonate. I am proud to be here in Toronto to present the all-new Q50."
Infiniti is the official sponsor and exclusive automotive partner of Cirque du
Soleil(®) Touring Shows, and as such the Infiniti CIAS display will include
animation by Cirque du Soleil Special Events for photo opportunities
throughout the first weekend of the auto show.
Additional Information on the Infiniti Q50
Taking many of its seductive styling cues from the Infiniti Essence concept,
the Q50's tight, athletic appearance blends low, wide proportions with
excellent interior roominess to a class marked by unexciting design.
Infiniti's sports sedan performance leadership continues with the new Q50,
which is available with a choice of a refined 328-horsepower 3.7-litre V6 or
new Q50 Hybrid featuring Infiniti's Direct Response Hybrid System™ with
Intelligent Dual Clutch Control.
Building on Infiniti's unique approach to making owners' lives easier, which
includes the Infiniti Personal Assistant program with 24-hour access to a live
team of professional assistants, the new Infiniti InTouch™ telematics system
brings the future of in-car connectivity to the Q50 interior today. Unlike
conventional interfaces, the Q50 has not one but two touch capacitive screens
with intuitive hand gesture screen operation to easily connect drivers to
their lives outside the car.
The all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 will be offered in Canada beginning in summer
Infiniti, the premium automotive brand,reflects
itsbrandpromise"Inspired Performance" witha model line-up of sedans,
coupés, SUVs and crossovers featuring exhilarating performance, emotive
design and cutting edge technology. Infiniti continues to launch across the
globe through a dedicated network of Infiniti Centres that share a commitment
to exceptional hospitality throughout the entire period of ownership.
Infiniti was launched in 1989 in the United States.Infiniti's global
footprint expanded into Canada in 1990, Taiwan in 1997, the Middle East in
2004, Korea in 2005 and Russia in 2006. Global expansion continued in 2007
with Infiniti Centres opening in the Ukraine and in one of the world's fastest
growing luxury automotive markets, China. In 2008 Infiniti launched in Western
and Central Europe which has added 19 additional markets. Infiniti is sold
globally in 47 markets to-date.
Since May 2012, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd.'s new global headquarters is
situated in Hong Kong, headed by Johan de Nysschen as President of Infiniti on
For the latest news about Infiniti please visit: www.infinitinews.com
About Infiniti Canada
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance vehicles designed to inspire
at every turn, including the all-new 2013 Infiniti JX luxury crossover which
joins the G37, M37/56, M35h Hybrid, EX, FX and QX. There are 32 Infiniti
retailers across Canada.
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at
www.media.infiniti.ca/ or upon request. More information about Infiniti and
the Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.infiniti.ca
Media contacts: Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Infiniti Canada Tel: (905) 629-6400 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Field Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3281 Email:email@example.com
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